Barak Obama, Taro Aso, and the Internet

Barak Obama, Taro Aso, and the Internet

As I stopped at the last redlight before pulling into my driveway tonight, it hit me. Barak Obama and Taro Aso, prime minister of Japan, share one similarity; thier legions of fans on the internet. I believe I can safely say they are 2 of the talked about heads of...

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2ch hates Tabloid Tokyo books

Seems the authors associated with WaiWai can’t get away from the outright hatred thrown at them over the past few months. Some of the authors published a series of tabloid books that talked about a lot of the crazy stories that appeared in Japanese tabloids and on WaiWai over the...

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300 Internet Death Threats

Since the tragic stabbings in Akihabara by Tomohiro Kato, there have been around 300 death threats that have appeared on message boards Tokyo police report. While police admit many of the postings appear to not be serious, they have arrested 20 people on charges of public nuisance, and extortion. One...

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Hiroyuki Nishimura, the creator of 2ch

You can’t call yourself a true Otaku if you don’t know what 2ch (aka 2channel) is. Wired Magazine has an article about Hiroyuki Nishimura, the gamer who created the largest bulletin board / forum in the world, 2ch. 2ch started out as just a site for Japanese gamers, but soon...

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